Monthly Archives: March 2018

Deakin University hiring Director, Digital Libraries and Repositories

(16 March 2018) The position leads the Digital Library and Repositories group, a unit with approximately 17 FTE staff and a salary budget of over $1.5 million. The Director coordinates externally contracted services to the value of around $0.5 million annually, including externally funded eResearch projects, and operational funds for the maintenance of and upgrades […]

March 18, 2018 7:25 am

Ruth’s Rankings 33: Authors: People and processes

Which country has the most authors? Which research organization has the most authors in the world? Which university in Asia has the most authors? Which author at Nanjing Tech has the most citations in the field of Physics and Astronomy? (1) (17 March 2018) Two themes run through this article: the processes used by Clarivate […]

March 17, 2018 1:38 pm

AIP Publishing introduces Chinese language author services

(15 March 2018, Melville, NY) AIP Publishing today announced its launch of a suite of Mandarin-language author services to facilitate submissions from one of the world’s fastest growing physical science research communities. By providing Chinese authors with resources to make the publishing process easier and faster, AIP Author Services is leading the effort to develop […]

March 17, 2018 7:18 am

Supporting quality information: libraries and publishers dialogue

(15 March 2018)  Libraries and publishers both play an essential role in the production of, and the provision of access to, creativity and knowledge. In their pursuit of this goal, we are affected by the same trends, and share many of the same concerns. The 35th meeting of the international organisations representing publishers and libraries […]

March 16, 2018 4:45 pm

Open access is the future – Springer Nature survey

(12 March 2018) The overwhelming majority of professional staff in research institutions and libraries across the globe view open access as the future of academic and scientific publishing. However, many are not satisfied with the speed of transition, according to a survey by Springer Nature. The survey of 200 people aimed to gather opinions from […]

March 16, 2018 7:33 am

Dutch library home to largest Indonesian collection

(14 March 2018)  The largest collection of Indonesian books, documents and images are far from home: at the Asian Library in the Netherlands. Thanks to the internet, researchers and the general public can enjoy this hidden treasure from afar, as explained by librarians and academics in Leiden last weekend. The Asian Library, officially opened last […]

March 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Let’s build a great digital library together…starting with a wishlist

(15 March 2018) The Internet Archive is looking for partners to help build a great physical collection of books to be preserved, digitized, and made available through the  Open Libraries project. Working with more than 500 library partners, the Internet Archive has already helped make more than 3 million public domain books available online for […]

March 15, 2018 4:14 pm

The Chinese University of Hong Kong hiring Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of Associate Librarian)

(14 March 2018) Applications are invited for:- The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of ‘Associate Librarian’) (Ref. 180000EO) (Closing date: April 8, 2018) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library, a leading research library in East Asia, is seeking a senior academic librarian with the personal drive, […]

March 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Participation grants for 40 Malaysia delegates in IFLA World Library and Information Congress

(14 March 2018) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has made funds available from Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) & Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd. to provide support for 40 Malaysian delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These grants are under the jurisdiction of the Malaysia National […]

March 14, 2018 1:51 pm

INASP’s AuthorAID launches new research collaboration forum to catalyse international research partnerships

The new AuthorAID forums ( have been developed in response to requests for help in finding research collaborators by researchers from across the global research community. (13 March 2018) INASP’s AuthorAID has launched a new set of forums with a ‘Research Collaboration Space’ to help researchers, particularly in the Global South, to find international partners […]

March 14, 2018 9:18 am

The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia

(13 March 2018) Research assessment exercises provide the government and wider public with assurance of the quality of university research, with the guiding principles being accountability, transparency, and openness. But is there the same accountability and openness when it comes to the public cost of these large-scale exercises? Ksenia Sawczak examines the situation in Australia […]

March 14, 2018 9:11 am

More than 13,000 images in architecture newly available

(13 March 2018) Artstor has released more than 13,000 new images in Architecture from leading scholars and institutions. This wide-ranging release includes surveys of historic and modern sites, including medieval mosques, restored church architecture in Mexico, Yanaka cemetery in Tokyo, and structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line. Alka Patel and the University […]

March 14, 2018 9:05 am

Oxford University Press extends partnership with DeepDyve

(14 March 2018) DeepDyve and Oxford University Press today announced that Oxford University Press (OUP) has agreed to make over 400 journals available via DeepDyve’s innovative scholarly journal rental platform. The collaboration follows a successful pilot program dating back to 2012 whereby OUP made a subset of its titles available via DeepDyve. “We’re pleased to […]

March 14, 2018 8:57 am

Apply for the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship

(27 February 2018) The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Southeast Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore (NLS) and the National Archives of Singapore […]

March 13, 2018 3:21 pm

Relics are ‘returned’ as digital resources

(12 March 2018) China Daily reports that more than 5,300 pieces of ancient Chinese manuscripts have been “returned” from France in digital form and are available online, according to the National Library of China. The online resources have been provided by France’s national library, which holds more than 7,000 original copies of the Dunhuang manuscripts. […]

March 13, 2018 7:29 am